This special volume is dedicated to the contributions of women ichthyologists. Three colleagues were selected to represent all women ichthyologists, Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie). All have had distinguished professional careers and have contributed in their own ways to their science. The career of each is highlighted by a personal interview with one of the editors of the volume, a bibliography of their lifetime publications, and a biography of their careers. Questions of historical inequities and current controversies in the treatment of women ichthyologists by their peers are raised and addressed by the women themselves. The personal and professional influences of these three women, and other women ichthyologists, are highlighted. A survey article by Pat Brown brings a number of women ichthyologists to the attention of a broader audience, and points the way for a more comprehensive historical consideration of the accomplishments and contributions of women ichthyologists. The volume continues with 16 solicited and contributed papers. ET's studies of taxonomy and life history are echoed in papers on the taxonomy and systematics of marine angelfishes, and of freshwater bitterlings, a review of reproduction in the North Atlantic ichthyofauna, and a comparison of reproductive styles and systematics of African minnows. Ro's studies on ecology, life history and behaviour are paralleled by papers on growth and metabolism in piranha, the community structure in tide pool fishes, and the social system and reproductive patterns in groupers. Genie's pioneering work on sexual roles and sex change, and her field studies of the behaviour of marine fishes are reflected in papers on gonadal structure and environmental sex determination in brook lamprey, sexual patterns in hawkfish, reproduction and systematics in phallostethids, gonadal structure and systematics in gobiids, reproductive and predator avoidance behaviour in razorfish, early ontogeny of an African mouth brooder, and alternative life histories in killifish.
Table of ContentsPrelude to the anthology in honour of women ichthyologists; E.K. Balon, M.N. Bruton, D.L.G. Noakes. Early women ichthyologists; P.S. Brown. The life and work of Ethelwynn Trewavas: beyond the focus on tilapiine cichlids; D.L.G. Noakes. Lifetime list of publications by Ethelwynn Trewavas; D.L.G. Noakes. The generic and infrageneric taxa described by Ethelwynn Trewavas; P.H. Greenwood. An interview with Ethelwynn Trewavas; D.L.G. Noakes. The life and work of Rosemary Lowe-McConnell: pioneer in tropical fish ecology; M.N. Bruton. Lifetime list of publications by Rosemary Lowe-McConnell; M.N. Bruton. An interview with Rosemary Lowe-McConnell; M.N. Bruton. The Life and work of Eugenie Clark: devoted to diving and science; E.K. Balon. Lifetime list of publications by Eugenie Clark; E.K. Balon. An interview with Eugenie Clark; E.K. Balon. Full Papers: A review of hybridization in marine angelfishes (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae); R.L. Pyle, J.E. Randall. Geographical variation of some taxonomically important characters in fishes: the case of the bitterling Rhodeus sericeus; J. Holcik, L. Jedlicka. Structure and resilience of a tidepool fish assemblage at Barbados; R. Mahon, S.D. Mahon. Age, growth, and sex ratio among populations of least brook lamprey, Lampetra aepyptera, larvae: an argument for environmental sex determination; M.F. Docker, F.W.H. Beamish. Fish imagery in art 68: Brown's Eve with Fish and Snake; M.A. Moyle. Reproduction in the North Atlantic oceanic ichthyofauna and the relationship between fecundity and species sizes; N.R. Merrett. Fish imagery in art 69: Japanese Netsuke Coiled Fish; P.B. Moyle, M.A. Moyle. The comparative reproductive styles of two closely related African minnows (Pseudobarbus afer and P. asper) inhabiting two different sections of the Gamtoos River system; J.A. Cambray. Reproduction in an aggregating grouper, the red hind, Epinephelus guttatus; Y. Sadovy, A. Rosario, A. Román. Reproductive biology and systematics of phallostethid fishes as revealed by gonad structure; H.J. Grier, L.R. Parenti. Does gonad structure reflect sexual pattern in all gobiid fishes? K.S. Cole, D.R. Robertson, A.A. Cedeno. The early ontogeny of the southern mouthbrooder, Pseudocrenilabrus philander (Pisces, Cichlidae); K.K. Holden, M.N. Bruton. Fish imagery in art 70: Polynesian Maori carving of the Maui myth; R.M. McDowall. Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 2. Early ontogeny of L. goodei, the bluefin killifish; S.S. Crawford, E.K. Balon. Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 3. An ecomorphological explanation of altricial (L. parva) and precocial (L. goodei) species; S.S. Crawford, E.K. Balon. Intraspecific variation in sand-diving and predator avoidance behavior of green razorfish, Xyrichtys splendens (Pisces, Labridae): effect on courtship and mating success; S.C. Nemtzov. Social system of an inshore stock of the red hind grouper, Epinephelus guttatus (Pisces: Serranidae); D.Y. Shapiro, G. Garcia-Moliner, Y. Sadovy. Quantitative analysis of published data on the growth, metabolism, food consumption, and related features of the red-bellied piranha, Serrasalmus nattereri (Characidae); D. Pauly. Fish imagery in art 71: Holland-Scholer's The Story Joan Told; M.A. Moyle. Book critique: An overview of water